National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is an independent academy of state health policymakers working together to identify emerging issues, develop policy solutions, and promote excellence in state health policy and practice. NASHP is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for constructive, nonpartisan work across branches and agencies of state government on critical health issues facing states. With support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, NASHP has established Children in the Vanguard, a learning network of 10 states’ Medicaid and CHIP officials committed to maintaining focus on children’s coverage in the context of health care reform. NASHP’s work also includes supporting State Refor(u)m, a website where state officials and stakeholders collaborate and share information, resources and their experiences around health reform implementation. See below for more information about NASHP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and tools!

  • NASHP Hosted a Webinar on State-based Exchange Requirements Pursuant to Exchange Blueprints

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    NASHP: State Refor(u)m will be holding a webinar on December 13th on State-based Exchange requirements pursuant to Exchange Blueprints.
  • NASHP Hosted the 25th Annual State Health Policy Conference

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) held its 25th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference covered a range of state health policy topics and discussions to help policy leaders access the resources and information they need to help them move forward in their health reform activities.
  • NASHP Announced its 25th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Baltimore

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) announced its 25th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on October 15-17th. Registration is available here.
  • NASHP Issued a Report on the Outreach, Marketing, and Enrollment Lessons Learned from Children's Coverage Programs

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    NASHP: NASHP issued a report exploring the outreach, marketing, and enrollment lessons learned from children’s coverage programs – particularly the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid – and how these lessons apply to state health care reform outreach efforts to assist, enroll, and retain individual and families.
  • NASHP Webinar Highlighted States' Efforts in Selecting an EHB Reference Plan Representatives Experiences

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) held a webinar highlighting states' efforts in selecting an EHB reference plan. The webinar featured experiences from two state Exchange representatives from Nevada and Oregon, and an overview on EHB state progress presented by NASHP.
  • NASHP Announced its 25th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Baltimore

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) announced its 25th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on October 15-17th. Registration is available here.
  • NASHP Published a Report on States’ Experiences Enhancing Health Equality with the ACA

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    NASHP: National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) published: a report on states’ experiences in enhancing health equality by using the ACA and policy levers; an issue brief exploring key considerations for incorporating safety net providers into integrated delivery systems; and an issue brief highlighting states’ navigator program strategies and lessons learned.
  • NASHP Hosted Webinar on SCOTUS Ruling

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    NASHP held a webinar through State Refor(u)m focusing on the implications for states of the Supreme Court’s decision on the ACA. State representatives from Maryland and Wisconsin joined NASHP Executives to react to the ACA decision and discussed what it means for states. In addition, State Refor(u)m released a collection of statements from almost every state governor in response to the decision and a “gut reaction” poll on how the decision will affect states.
  • NASHP Announced Webinar on Medicaid Expansion

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    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) announced a webinar through State Refor(u)m, focusing on how states can prepare for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA. The webinar will be moderated by Susan Shwartz, Program Director of NASHP and feature perspectives from three state officials: (1) Nathan Johnson, Medicaid Policy Manager, Washington; (2) Elena Nicolella, Medicaid Director, Rhode Island; and (3) Julie Weinberg, Medical Assistance Director, New Mexico. The state officials will address questions that include "How will Medicaid integrate with the insurance exchange?" and "What are strategies to involve stakeholders in this process?" The webinar will be held on June 20th from 2:30-4:00pm ET and registration is available here.
  • NASHP Announced Medicaid-Safety Net Learning Collaborative

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    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) announced a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to launch a Medicaid-Safety Net Learning Collaborative (LC). The goals of this LC include: (1) identifying and testing new payment models that will enable safety net providers to participate in new service delivery approaches in a meaningful way, while preserving their missions to serve vulnerable populations; (2) identifying current and future barriers in safety net engagements; and (3) promoting collaboration between Medicaid and safety net providers around these goals. Six state teams were selected to participate in the LC from Alaska, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Texas.
  • NASHP Hosted Webinar Highlighting Development of State Health Insurance Exchanges

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    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) will host a webinar on April 12, through State Refor(u)m, highlighting insights on developing State Health Insurance Exchanges. Speakers will include: (1) Richard Fiore, Executive Director, Alabama Health Insurance Exchange; (2) Patty Fontneau, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Health Benefit Exchange; and (3) Peter Lee, Executive Director, California Health Benefit Exchange. Registration is available here.
  • NASHP Released Tutorial on Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program

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    The National Academy for State Health Policy, in collaboration with the Catalyst Center: Improving Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), released a tutorial focusing on the basics of Medicaid and  the  Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The tutorial provides an overview of Medicaid and CHIP, the populations served, challenges related to health care reform and recommended steps Title V programs can use to build partnerships with public insurance programs.
  • NASHP Call Showcased ACA Benefits to California S-CHIP Children

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    On February 24, 2012 NASHP will host a Children in the Vanguard call to showcase a recent Urban Institute report, commissioned by The 100% Campaign, on where California's S-CHIP kids will be best served under health care reform. The presentation, by representatives of The 100% Campaign, will highlight the results of the research, as well as focus on the methods used and the thinking behind the analysis done in California. In addition to the Children in the Vanguard states, KidsWell grantees and state officials from New York, Mississippi and Texas may also be joining the call.
  • NASHP Issued Report on Dental Coverage Under the Children's Health Insurance Program

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    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) authored a report on dental coverage under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The brief provides a summary of the dental benefit changes under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) and examines the states that had voluntarily sought federal approval of current benefits, or made changes to their CHIP dental benefits as of September 2011.

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